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Behold our global network of thinkers and doers: creative, wise & engaged; thoughtful people doing good work. Use the filtering widget to browse in grid or list view.

   

"PR on Purpose"

Karen Morris

Creative Director | Underground Communications

Sydney, Australia

I run a boutique Public Relations agency in Sydney. Our focus is on helping conscious businesses share their purpose and story with the wider community, with an emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility. I have a goal to change corporate culture to ensure that organisations work with a more ethical approach to their impact on all  … [see more]

"Doing well, while doing good"

Jose Adrian Gabriel-Camacho

Creador de Redes | Workósfera

Puebla, Mexico

I was born in African Safari amongst lions and giraffes therefore I grew up with a love for nature and questioning our humanity's footprint and the impact we have to the environment. I've lived in Mexico for most of my life but I have spent many years abroad. Recently I lived in Australia where I  … [see more]

"Be present and help great people be even better"

Murray Strong

Independent Chairman & Director

Christchurch, New Zealand

I'm a specialist generalist. With experience in aviation, education, tourism, banking, central and local government and a host of others, I've been lucky to work with a lot of great people. That's extended to public speaking and working with speakers in TEDx Queenstown and Christchurch as their speaker coach - fun and really rewarding to  … [see more]

"Ideas excite me!"

Joan Margaret Anderson

Editor | SGI (Soka Gakkai International)

Tokyo, Japan

I have been in Japan for nearly 20 years, working for the SGI Buddhist association which has been an excellent place to encounter interesting people from around the world. The challenge of communicating what socially engaged, community based Buddhism is has kept me busy and as my language skills have improved, and my love of  … [see more]

"Exploration. Innovation. Adventure. Design."

Amy Ilyse Rosenthal

Design Partner | Model 10 Electra

Beverly Hills, United States

I’m a recognized design leader and entrepreneur with deep expertise in user experience design, product strategy, product management, design management, brand architecture, marketing, and design thinking. I've held executive roles at Disney, Scripps Networks, Yahoo and Corbis. My experience spans devices, mediums and environments, in domains including storytelling and entertainment, healthcare, banking, personal finance, parenting,  … [see more]

Thiri Thant Mon

Co-Founder and Managing Director | Sandanila

Yangon, Myanmar

I am a managing director at Sandanila, a Yangon-based partnership which seeks to provide advice and to bring capital into Myanmar. I was previously at Yoma Strategic Holdings, Morgan Stanley and Capital One. I earned a degree in Economics from William & Mary and an MBA from the London Business School. … [see more]

"investing in the present through paying attention and growing collective interest"

Tammy Meyer

Advocate | the Commons

Vancouver, Canada

I am deeply concerned about the state of the world, and am inspired to connect and share with others who are working towards the 'common good'. Through generative, authentic and thoughtful conversations 'for the record', I am motivated to better understand the conditions that give rise to our challenges, and create spaces for people to  … [see more]

"entertain/ educate/ illuminate"

Teri Orr

curator/alchemist/ex director | park city institute

Park City, Utah, United States

I curate and present performing arts and more, in multiple venues, in this old mining town turned four season world class resort. I love introducing new ideas to my small town that is connected internationally. I am a former editor of the local newspaper here and still write a weekly column (sometimes weakly) as I  … [see more]

Jose Fernandez-Calvo

Owner | Grovear LLC

Miami, United States

Worked in Maritime Transport for over 20 years, now managing my own real estate investments in Miami. … [see more]

"Strategic thinker - but personal, practical and sharing oriented"

Martin Venzky-Stalling

Senior Advisor | Various

Chiang Mai, Thailand

I work in the fields of innovation and creativity with organizations, governments, communities and cities. My interests are creative cities, smart cities, creative economy, triple helix, power of ideas,... I like cycling, swimming, books an movies. I am father of two boys. We live in Chiang Mai and I come from Germany. … [see more]

"experience (y)our humanity"

Murali Maheswaran

Social Evolutionary & Entrepreneur | thestilldynamic

Melbourne, Australia

I have always dreamed of a safe, free world, one where each person is invited to accept their unique arising and share its beauty. Growing up in Africa, in the shadow of apartheid and the Cold War, to emigrant parents - this was important to me at a profound level. In many ways this makes  … [see more]

"Be grateful"

jamil GS

Photographer - Director - manager for ALO WALA | Jamil GS Studio/Nectar TV agency

Copenhagen, Denmark

I am an American/Danish Photographer/ Director and Creative consultant. I live and work between New York, Copenhagen and London and I have a weak spot for Jamaica. I have been a recognizable part of the New York art scene since the 1990s, through my work within art, photography, film and infundibulum. My work starts on  … [see more]

"Life’s too short not to enjoy"

Hans Zoellner

Academic | The University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I am probably best described as a laboratory scientist and academic, although having initially trained as a dentist, I work in a dental faculty and have had a leading role advocating for improved dental services. My research has been mostly in ‘experimental pathology’, investigating cellular mechanisms in inflammation, wound healing and cancer, but I have  … [see more]

Chantal Abouchar

CEO | The Studio

Sydney, Australia

The Studio is a community, platform and HUB (yet to launch) for media-tech and creative-tech startups. Its underlying purpose is to strengthen and develop the Australian media, entertainment, games and creative industries by fostering and supporting tech startups and facilitating engagement and opportunities for these startups across other industries. The Studio is a not-for-profit organisation.  … [see more]

"Make TV that matters"

Richard Finlayson

Director of Television | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney, Australia

Having done most jobs in media - from writing for newspapers to selling ads, and from producing TV to running technology teams - I may just have found the best job in the world. It's not easy by any stretch but when we get it right, our TV shows can actually make Australia a better  … [see more]

"Your Advocacy, Policy and Linguistic Experts"

Danielle Turkov

Founder/Consultant | Active International Consulting

Brussels, Belgium

I believe that creativity, empathy and a debating culture can move us as people forward and encourage a 'democracy' that fulfills society's needs. I founded a consultancy in the hub of the European Union providing expertise in political global advocacy. I work on a variety of cultural integration, regional cooperation and fundamental rights projects. My  … [see more]

"I build businesses."

Martin Ambrens

Managing Director | Manam Search

Melbourne, Australia

I own Manam Search, which has operated in the Executive Search and Selection marketplace for more than 25 years. We partner owners or managers to find and recruit the strategic personnel who will drive capability and growth in their businesses: people who will build the business. The battle for talent is a win-loose game: we  … [see more]

"I am a philosopher in action. Internationally, I am fun, funny, making the world a better place."

John Launius

Executive Director | Vidzu Media

St. Louis, United States

As Executive Director of Vidzu Media, part of the Nitrous Effect collaboration, I have the pleasure of leading an incredible collective of innovators who deliver groundbreaking creative solutions for our international roster of clients. Whether you represent a start-up or a multinational corporation, I will expand your initiatives with complete integrity in the most successful  … [see more]

"growing demand for design"

Mark Bergin

Founder | DRIVENxDESIGN - THE DESIGN 100

Blairgowrie, Australia

I'm DRIVENxDESIGN - founded the DESIGN SUMMIT TOUR and [city] design awards - NYC - SFO - CHI - LON - BRL - HKG - MEL - SYD DRIVENxDESING celebrates courage through 11 design awards programs. All programs are marketplace centric and offer an opportunity to recognise those that are defining tomorrow. When I'm not  … [see more]

Matt Wurst

VP, General Manager | 360i

New York, United States

Longtime executive, manager and leader at one of the top digital agencies in the world. Bringing together creative + operations + social for clients. … [see more]

Ferdi Van Heerden

Change Agent | Self employed

Berlin, Germany

Leading change with empathy and optimism. My personal passion "The Values Proposition" informs and guides change engagements towards a human centred and sustained transformation. Currently focused on ReDI School of Digital Integration as co-founder and COO. Turning IT users into coders and creators, ReDI provides IT training to refugees, to accelerate integration and open economic  … [see more]

"It's all fascinating"

Kirsty de Garis

Writer, Curator, Project Manager | Freelance

Sydney, Australia

I started my professional life as a researcher at The Observer newspaper in London, after a brief stint in advertising. Clawed my way to writing features for the world's oldest broadsheet newspaper. It was an incredible cadetship. Studied modern history at graduate and postgraduate level, worked on the Australians at War Film Archive before making  … [see more]

"Doing well by doing good"

Adam Such

Vice President, Military External Relations | University of Phoenix

Chandler, AZ, United States

Committed to creating pathways to purpose. Currently focused on transitioning veterans from service in uniform to service in civil society. … [see more]

"Creativity for the Common Good"

Eric Verkerke

Co-Founder | Emergence Creative

New York, United States

I bring an eclectic mix of entrepreneurial and scientific insight to the evolving creative strategies needed to engage a modern global audience. I led innovative strategy and accounts for Coca-Cola and other major clients while at McCann Global Health. I helped found and build a startup medical device company focused on bringing affordable technology to  … [see more]

"We bring the arts and health together to change worlds."

Maggie Haertsch

CEO | Arts Health Institute

Newcastle, Australia

In 2011 I co-founded the Arts Health Institute that does stunningly beautiful work injecting humanity into health and aged care environments. We grew from an idea to a substantial employer of artists nationally and we build on the strength of good research, scalable arts interventions that make a positive difference to the health outcomes and  … [see more]

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